Other Paper Collectibles
Vintage Passports and Travel Documents
Although paper travel documents have been around at least since Biblical times, it wasn’t until the 15th century that the form of the modern passport began to take shape. The earliest known European reference to a so-called “safe conduct” document dates to the reign of Henry V, when Parliament endorsed the King’s power to supply such documents to both British subjects and foreign nationals. These official letters picked up their modern...